Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Working On It

It started with the Denver Quilt Fest.  There were trunks with glass sides so you could see the quilts inside.  My husband asked if I would want one someday.  Pretty much I don't like the idea of making a quilt and then burying it somewhere.  I responded that it was really neat but I hadn't made us any quilts.  (true story, I've made bed quilts for kiddos but no snuggle up on the couch quilts)  So then I got thinking that I needed to get on that.
I had an idea kicking around in my brain but wasn't totally sure how it would work.  Then my local quilt shop announced a little contest.  They supply a little fabric, you supply the rest, and you make something small and enter it.  I jumped on it as a chance to try out my idea on a small scale.


My mom once said that if I ever make something I just don't like she would be willing to take it off my hands. And it's not that I don't like this, but I just can't look at the zig zag stitching around my applique. So when I do it for real, and much bigger, it will have turned edge applique. But for a trial run, it works.

I'm making this a working clock because otherwise what do you do with a little fabric cuckoo clock. I'm not a quilt on the wall type. When I do it as a quilt someday, it won't be a real clock. I was thinking about five big blocks, each monochromatic and have the times be the times each of our family members were born. I like the idea of it, I'm all about personalizing and going detail crazy.   I also wanna make the cuckoo clocks each different, a forest, a woodcutter, a dude with a stein of, you know, a root beer float. Stuff like that. Someday, someday.


 I just finished a baby quilt, I'll show you soon.  It's very my sister.  But I do have something else I'm working on...
My LQS totally came through finding my a bullet shuttle and, count 'em, three bobbins.  The leather belt is on order, so I'm working on getting it spiffed up in the meantime.  Oh, and getting my kiddos to pick up.  And close the closet door...
But the really big work that isn't really in progress yet, my MIL is coming next week and the guest room/sewing room doesn't have much room for a guest right now.  Yikes.

linking up to WIP Wednesday over at freshly pieced
have you voted yet?  I made it to the finals in the baby quilt category.  I'm the texture crazy jungle.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Yay for bobbins!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Super-cute cuckoo clock! Great contest entry! LOVE the machine. My grandmother, who made wedding dresses for 60 years, had a beautiful old black Singer that started out as her treadle machine, and then she had it "electrified" so that the pedal worked like a modern one ~ it remained her favorite machine, and she sewed my wedding dress with it ...

Amanda said...

Thanks for the story. I love things with stories and love stitched in them. So sweet that your grandmother made your dress.